Miniature Goldendoodles are not purebred dogs, but rather a mix of two different breeds, as the name suggests. The Golden Retriever has been cross bred with the toy or miniature version of the standard poodle and while much of this is done by artificial insemination, it does not guarantee the dog will be smaller in stature, despite the name. In some cases, these Miniature Goldendoodles will be medium-sized dogs that are about the same size as a small Golden Retriever. Below is more information about Miniature Goldendoodle puppies for owners or prospective owners of this unique and intelligent breed of dog.
Characteristics of Miniature Goldendoodle PuppiesAs the Miniature Goldendoodle is a mix of two other breeds of dog, the characteristics and traits of this mix will be similar to either the Golden Retriever or the Standard Poodle. So the better you know these two parent breeds, the more you will be able to understand your Goldendoodle as it gets older. Fortunately, these two breeds of dogs have relatively similar personalities. Both the Golden Retriever and the Standard Poodle are intelligent dogs who can be extensively trained. Both are also incredibly loyal to their owners but need a good amount of attention in their lives, especially when they are puppies. This is important to take into account when deciding whether or not you want a Miniature Goldendoodle puppy. Can you take the time to give the dog the attention it deserves throughout it’s life?
However, there are other traits that are synonymous with Standard Poodles or Golden Retrievers which may play out in the Goldendoodle mix. Some Standard Poodles can be aggressive if not properly treated or trained from a young age. Some Golden Retrievers can be quite shy if they are not given the proper attention.
Different Types of Goldendoodle PuppyThere are a number of different types of Goldendoodle puppy out there that have different classifications based on how they were bred together. It is important to know what type of Miniature Goldendoodle Puppy you have so you know how the dog will form later in life and if it will have any health problems it needs to watch out for.
The F1 Goldendoodle puppy is an equal mix between the Golden Retriever and a Poodle. It is a first generation Goldendoodle which results in healthier offspring over the life of the dog. They tend to have either wavy or shaggy hair and may or may not shed.
The F1-B Goldendoodle is a Goldendoodle that has been bred back to a poodle and has many more poodle traits than a Golden retriever. They will usually look and act more like a standard poodle than a Golden Retriever.
The F2 Goldendoodle is the same mix as an F1 Goldendoodle, only it is a second generation and can have more health problems later in life due to this breeding.
The F3 and multi-generation Goldendoodles are a mix of the F2 and F1 types and are all mixed up in looks and traits.
Check with the breeder your Miniature Goldendoodle puppy came from if possible to determine what type of Goldendoodle you have. It will be important to know as you raise your puppy to adulthood.
+Neil Kilgore is the Jack (Russell) of all trades at Greenfield Puppies in Lancaster Pa. He regularly blogs about dogs, breeders and puppies on the Greenfield Puppies website.